Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fig, Bacon, & Goat's Cheese Crostini

Did you know that "crostini" means "little toasts" in Italian? Well, these Fig, Bacon & Goat's Cheese Crostini could easily be called "Little Toasts of the Gods". They are super easy to prepare, and would make a great appetiser for a dinner party.  They'd also be great for a party where you are just serving various finger foods!

  • 1/2 white baguette
  • 100g (3.5 oz) creamy goat's cheese
  • About 5 rashers smoked bacon (U.K. Readers: Streaky bacon is best )
  • ~3 Tbsp Fig Relish (fig jam would probably work too)
  • ~2Tbsp Olive Oil
  1.  Fry bacon over medium-high heat until well done. 
  2. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
  3. Thinly slice the baguette (roughly 15 slices), and brush each slice with a little olive oil.
  4. Place the baguette slices under the grill/broiler on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, divide the goats cheese into about 15 equal "slices". (It will probably crumble when you cut it, so don't worry about trying to make it perfect)
  6. Put about 1/2-1 tsp fig relish on each baguette slice, followed by the goats cheese.
  7. Place the topped baguette slices back under the grill for another 3 minutes, or until the cheese just starts to brown.
  8. Crumble the bacon slices over the top of the crostini.
Serving Suggestion:
Serve with a simple, spinach salad, dressed with olive oil & balsamic. Goes great with a glass of a nice, buttery Chardonnay. (This recipe serves 4-5 as an appetiser)

If I had to guess what heaven tastes like, I would have to bet it's pretty close to these little bites of wonderful.

1 comment:

  1. I was just scrolling through your home page and this picture caught my attention. It looks so YUMMY! Lovely blog :)


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